The Republican National Convention was held this past week, where Trump formally accepted his second term nomination. And, as always, the President and the party put on a show. Here are ten of the best speeches the Grand Old Party had to offer:
Lara Trump inspired the women of this nation in her speech for the 2020 Republican National Convention. She highlighted the many women in high offices that have been appointed during the Trump administration, the record low unemployment, and the wealth of women-owned businesses.
Lara Trump, a business woman in her own right reminded women of how far they have come, “From Amelia Earhart to Rosa Parks and Sally Ride, women shaped our history and are part of what has made our country the most exceptional nation in the world.”
Vice President Pence has a history of strong speeches, and his address at the 2020 Republican National Convention was no exception. In the half-hour he was given, Pence underlined several victories under the Trump administration, including pro-life legislation and protection of the 2nd Amendment. He also pledged the Trump administration’s continued support of teachers, nurses, and others working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Pence lastly compared voters today to heroes of past centuries, calling on Americans nationwide to do their part and defend freedom as their ancestors had years ago. However, one of his final remarks was no doubt his strongest: “Freedom always wins.”
Sister Byrne is a retired surgeon, Army veteran, and missionary. At the RNC, she spoke about the sanctity of life. She spoke about her experiences as a surgeon, seeing war-torn countries and marginalized people.
She stated, “While we tend to think of the marginalized as living beyond our borders, the truth is the largest marginalized group in the world can be found here in the United States. They are the unborn.”
In her speech, Abby Johnson spoke candidly about the reality of abortion. Speaking from her personal experience, Johnson delivered the heart-wrenching story of her career at Planned Parenthood, detailing the moment she witnessed an, “unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction.” She exposed the dark truth of Planned Parenthood, and her decision to leave the industry and found the organization “And Then There Was None” to help others seeking to leave the abortion industry.
Her speech ignited the pro-life movement once again under conservatives, and changed hearts and minds across America.
“…I was given a 1% chance at surviving, but, thanks to the power of prayer, a very loving community, and many skilled doctors, I made it.”.
Madison Cawthorn, a congressional candidate in North Carolina, sought to inspire young people to never give in to the trials and tribulations of life. He shared his experience after a horrific car accident that left him paralyzed and how it changed his life completely. While not everyone has experienced physical trauma like he has, Cawthorn shared his feelings of being an outsider in the crowd.
Many young people of today can relate to feeling alone, and seeing someone who has faced that level of adversity now speaking at the RNC is an important message to the younger generations of conservatives: we are all united, under one flag, as Americans.
In an awe inspiring ending, Madison Cawthorn rose from his wheelchair with the help of braces and supports and proudly stood for the flag, showing that he is proud of his country and what it stands for.
He is the epitome of the American dream. A Cuban-born immigrant, Alvarez warned the nation about the dangers of socialism and communism, while simultaneously praising America and sharing his gratitude for living in this nation.
“If I gave away everything I have today, it would not equal one percent of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours: the gift of freedom.”
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina spoke on many topics during his speech at the Republican National Convention, from police reform to tax cuts, outlining the many pieces of legislation President Trump signed into law specifically helping out the African-American community. He also interlaced his own personal and family history, touching on his grandfather’s hardship as a slave. Throughout the speech, Scott used his own life to prove that the American dream isn’t just a dream; it’s a reality for millions of people throughout the country. Perhaps one of the most inspiring quotes from the entire convention was said by Scott: “Our family went from cotton to Congress, in one lifetime.”
While Secretary Pompeo may not be the best orator, his recorded speech at the Republican National Convention was filled to the brim with foreign policy victories America has seen under the Trump administration. Pompeo cites Trump’s boldness in dealing with North Korea, the destruction of ISIS and its leadership, as well as Trump’s economic confrontation of China and their spies on U.S. soil. Overall, Pompeo’s speech served well to illustrate the Trump administration’s victories over the past four years.
President Trump daughter’s speech at the Republican National Convention started strong, with Ivanka sending a special message of support to victims of Hurricane Laura, stating, “And just like Americans always do, the nation will come together to help you rebuild your homes, businesses, and communities stronger, and more resilient, than ever before.”
Following the message, Ivanka spoke on the corruption and factional rivalry in Washington and on Capitol Hill. She contrasted this with President Trump, affirming his one intention upon arriving at the White House was to “make America great again.” She even acknowledged her father’s style of communication is “not to everyone’s taste,” countering that, regardless of his delivery, “the results speak for themselves.”
One of Ivanka’s remarks sums up her speech quite succinctly: “Donald Trump has changed Washington.”
You probably don’t remember her story, but her husband was a retired police officer who was killed in a riot. He was trying to help save his friend’s pawnshop. She reminded young people that all lives matter, and life isn’t a video game where you can push reset: “You cannot heal among devastation and chaos.”
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